Eligibility Requirements – Inurnment

Eligibility for Inurnment at the Naval Academy Columbarium

  1. Those eligible for inurnment in the Naval Academy Columbarium are:
    1. Officers, midshipmen, or enlisted persons of the Navy or Marine Corps on active duty at the Naval Academy, Naval Station, Annapolis, or the staff of the Naval Medical Clinic, Annapolis.
    2. All Naval Academy graduates.
    3. Unremarried widow(er) of one inurned or eligible for inurnment in the Naval Academy Columbarium. Such inurnments will be in the same niche as the spouse.
    4. Stillborn and infant children of officers or enlisted persons on active duty at the Naval Academy; Naval Station, Annapolis; or the Naval Medical Clinic, Annapolis. For purposes of this regulation, an infant is considered to be a child who has not reached 7 years of age. Such inurnments shall be in the same niche as the eligible sponsor.
    5. Unremarried widow(er) of Naval Academy graduates who have no known grave (i.e., lost at sea, etc.).
    6. Civilian faculty members who complete at least 20 years service at the Naval Academy and are associate or honorary members of the Naval Academy Alumni Association.
    7. Graduates of the Air Force Academy or West Point who cross commissioned to the Navy or Marine Corps and complete 20 years of commissioned service.
    8. Distinguished Graduates of the Naval Academy.
    9. Others whose inurnment is specifically approved by the Superintendent.
  2. There shall be no reservations for future inurnments in the Naval Academy Columbarium. Niches are assigned sequentially at the time of need.
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